ICOI has a thriving community. Now it’s time to expand to allow for more programming. We have a bold vision for our community’s future. We want Irvine to be the best place to raise a strong Muslim family in America.
Our next step to expanding: purchasing more property. We put in an offer on two buildings right next to ICOI (all of 5530 Trabuco, and the top floor of 5540) and it was accepted! Now we need your help to close by the end of May.
For the past 5 years, we have searched for various new sites for ICOI to accommodate our anticipated future growth. The challenge with this approach is that we would end up creating a muti-location community (we will have programs at different locations, the current masjid, and the new site).
Today, we are changing that narrative. Our new strategy is to expand our footprint here in our current location. We will aspire to acquire and build as many buildings around the masjid to accommodate our future growth. That will not be easy, and it will not be cheap, but with the will of Allah, it must be done. Our families need us to do this. Our legacy depends on it.
This expansion will include:
Our goal for these spaces is simple: provide room for each member of your family to learn, grow and thrive. These spaces will enable us to have dedicated women’s education programming as well as much more expanded youth programming and engagement. We’ll have multiple classrooms of different sizes and functions to meet everyone’s needs. The community will gather every month in the banquet hall/ conference hall that our community members could rent out for their own events. Our fitness center will have designated times for both brothers and sister to help everyone on their path to wellness. Since our goal is to have a place for the whole family to come together, we will have a toddler room to take care of our young ones as well as a STEM room to engage our kids while you attend your lectures and halaqas, workout or just hangout in our new cafe.
We need your support to raise $7 million for Phase One. Phase One, which should last a couple of years, includes the day-to-day operating expenses, Ramadan expenses, and expanded programming to support the intended growth of our community.
For Qard Hassan and sponsorship options, email us at [email protected].
…a world where our sisters have access to a year-long Islamic education program right here in our backyard.
…a future where our Da’wah Center is bustling with new Muslims, eager to learn and grow in their faith. Our welcoming community opens its doors to anyone seeking knowledge, friendship, and guidance.
…a future where our youth can participate in Muslim-centered Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts programs, learning valuable life skills while strengthening their connection to Allah Ta’aala and His creation.
…our Muslim STEM Robotics team winning the state championship, representing our community with pride and excellence. Showing that young Muslim boys and girls are leaders in science & technology – breaking down stereotypes and paving the way for future generations to excel in these fields with confidence and faith.
…a place where the air is alive with the sounds of laughter, prayer, and chatter of families sharing meals and stories.
ICOI is the embodiment of our shared commitment to raising strong Muslim families, together! None of us can do it alone. We need the support of everyone!
With an active and diverse community, a deep commitment to Islamic education, and a passion for building lifelong connections, we’re creating a village that’s more than just a place – it’s another home.
We have talked a lot about a new site for ICOI. Today, we are changing that narrative. Today we are launching a new vision: [email protected]: Shaping Our Future. Building a Legacy. Right here. Inshaa Allah, our new strategy is to expand our footprint here. That will not be easy, and it will not be cheap, but with the will of Allah, it must be done. Our families need us to do this. Our legacy depends on it.
We all agree that we need more space, but we also need more & deeper programming, and a stronger community.
[email protected] will be a vibrant and thriving village, a whole campus Inshaa Allah. With ample space for everyone, our community will be a hub for Islamic education, mentorship, and growth. We will shape a bright future for our families and community.
To make it as easy as possible for you to support [email protected], we’re taking a different approach to fundraise this time. Rather than having separate funds for different needs, we’ll have one fund that encompasses everything that’s needed for this future. We will keep Zakat and Sadaqah separate of course. That means no separate fund for a new building or operating expenses.
We believe that a building needs programming to become alive and programs need a building to be a reality. That’s why we’re bundling all of the activities together into one fund.
Think of it like a portfolio of our mutual investment fund. You put your money in one fund and get all the benefits of the stocks in it.
By donating to this one fund, you’ll get all the benefits of the activities in it – building a masjid, guiding people to Allah, feeding people during Ramadan, and much more. You’ll be investing in the future of ICOI, and in doing so, you’ll be investing in the future of our community.
We know that times are tough for many of us, and we appreciate every contribution, no matter how small. Every dollar counts, and every dollar will be used to make ICOI the best place to raise a strong Muslim family in the US.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “A believer to another believer is like a building whose different parts enforce each other.” The Prophet (ﷺ) then clasped his hands with the fingers interlaced (while saying that).